Fr. Howard Thompson
As we come to the cessation of another liturgical year, thoughts of death and the end time become more apparent. Jesus speaks of destruction and disappearance (Lk. 17:26-37) as real signs of the apocalypse. There are things we cannot prevent nor control. All we can do is use the gift of time to draw close to God and seek to please Him. We who love the Lord and worship Him; who walk in His ways and repent from our sins; who allow His word and Spirit to guide our lives, have nothing to fear. Trust in the Lord and be at peace.
Lord Jesus, You are our shelter from the storm, and our place of refuge from the flood in life. May we choose to hold You as our anchor, as we seek safety under Your wings. Amen.